Employability Consultant (1 Year FTC)
Are you able to form effective and collaborative relationships quickly with a range of partners in Greater London?
Are you recovery-oriented and hopeful about every person’s ability to succeed in employment and open minded about helping people move into competitive jobs regardless of physical or mental health issues?
Are you a creative problem-solver who asks questions to learn more about a situation and is thoughtful and tenacious in working with others to find a range of possible solutions?
If so, this is an excellent opportunity to join The Poppy Factory as an Employability Consultant and deliver our employability service in the Greater London area at an innovative period of service expansion for a 1 year pilot.
The Poppy Factory Employability Service has supported over a thousand veterans back into work who have some form of mental or physical health challenge in relation to employment. We are ambitious about supporting many more wounded, injured or sick veterans into meaningful and sustainable work as we look to expand our service in the London area.
The Poppy Factory aims to be an exemplar employer. We provide competitive terms and conditions of employment including:
- Salary of £27,000 - £28,000 per annum dependent on qualifications
- A generous company pension scheme
- Company-paid life assurance
- Funding available for permanent employees to study for the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance & Development
- A full-time role working 37.5 hours per week
As an Employability Consultant, you will take on a peripatetic role, partially embedded with a leading provider of supported housing for veterans in Fulham in a partnership venture.
Primarily based in Fulham, you will also work from our Richmond head office and out in the community delivering employment support to veterans across the London area.
To be considered as an Employability Consultant, you will need a sound track record of working with people with mental and physical health conditions or disabilities and supporting them to gain and sustain work, as well as excellent employer engagement skills.
You will also need strong networking and relationship management skills with the ability to work collaboratively with referral partners as we look to expand our service in the region.
Prior IPS experience would be an advantage, although training and support will be available.
How to apply
To apply for this position, please select the apply button and upload your CV and a covering letter clearly outlining how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification. You may address your covering letter to Keiron Coombs, Regional Manager.
The post is anticipated to close at midnight on 11th April 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage candidates to apply promptly.
For the full job description and more information about the role, please download the Candidate Pack (available when you select the apply button).
For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Keiron Coombs.
No agencies please.
The successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to equality, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion within our workforce, including the volunteers who give their time to us. We work to maintain an environment where the needs and aspirations of all employees are met, irrespective of characteristics protected under the legislative framework of the Equality Act 2010. We expect everyone to understand and accept their personal responsibility to recognise and value differences and the unique contributions that people make to the way we deliver our work.
As an equal opportunities employer, our commitment is to take positive measures to recruit people from underrepresented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for any job applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the role. Please indicate in your covering letter if you wish to be considered under this scheme. We are also happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process to accommodate disabled candidates.
We are a family friendly employer and happy to discuss flexible working.
This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
Other organisations may call this role Employment Consultant, Employability Advisor, Placement Advisor, Careers Consultant, Careers Advisor, Employability Officer, Employment Coach, or Careers Coach.